Joseph A. Shultz was elected President of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at the organization’s June meeting. In this role, Shultz leads the 275 active volunteers who serve on various committees responsible for the services and fundraising support the Auxiliary provides to Memorial Hospital and its affiliates.
Shultz joined the Auxiliary in 2005 when he relocated to Easton from Annapolis. He was elected First Vice President of the Auxiliary in 2006 and served as chair of the hospital Information Desk service, where he has volunteered since joining the Auxiliary.
In 2004, Shultz retired from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was an associate with the consulting firm for 10 years. He was Communications Operations Manager for Kaman Science Corporation, a high-technology services company serving the U.S. military and other government agencies, from 1986 to 1994 after a 30-year career with the United States Air Force.
In addition to his volunteer work with the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Shultz is a member of the Board of Directors for St. Mark’s Ministry to the Aged and a volunteer for and member of Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
“I am looking forward to my tenure as Auxiliary President,” Shultz says. “I like to stay involved in all areas of our organization. I will be getting around to meet our members to talk about how we can continue to improve and grow our services.”
Commenting on his priorities for his two-year term as Auxiliary President, Shultz says, “My goal is to recruit more people who can help us provide services at the hospital and raise the money that we donate for hospital services and programs,” Shultz says.
The Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts include the annual Tree of Lights campaign, jewelry and handbag sales, and income generated from the Hospital Gift Shop and the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, a resale shop that raises over $100,000 a year for the Auxiliary.
“There are a lot of things we can do to support Memorial Hospital with the right people willing to give a few hours of their time a week,” Shultz says. In addition to positions in patient care areas in the hospital and at the retail shops, the Auxiliary needs volunteers to conduct free blood pressure screenings and to work with the staff at Shore Regional Cancer Center and at the Diagnostic and Imaging Centers in Easton and Denton.
For more information about becoming a volunteer for the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839 or visit the Shore Health System website at www.shorehealth.org/about/mheaux.shtml.